India’s religion is called pantheism. Pantheism is the belief that an all-pervading divine spirit infuses in all aspects of the universe. (Fiero, 64) India’s also very well known civilization is called the Indus Valley. It is located in an area called Sind, where the word “Hindu” came from. Sometime before 2500 B.C.E. the Bronze Age culture came into play and it had also formed a written language. There were pleasant sculptures created, one of the most famous that is called the “Dancing Girl” from Monhenjo-daro, Indus Valley which is found on page 65. After 1500 B.C.E, tribles called the “Aryans” came and detached the population of the Sind and created what is called societal divisions that projected the case system. By 1000 B.C.E, four principal cases existed: priests and scholars; rulers and warriors; artisans and merchants; and unskilled workers. (Fiero, 64) The Aryans then came up with the language called “Sanskrit” which is the language of India. The Hindu view the universe as being sacred, and this, therefore, gave them this belief in divinity.
India is most famous for their religious poems and especially for the “Bhagavad-Gita” which translates to the “Son of God.” (Found on page 66) The Hindu view of the relationship between the people and the gods is a bit different than that of the Mesopotamians and the Egyptians in ancient times. Since the last decades of the twentieth century, Hindu techniques of deep meditation have made a notable impact on the disciplines of religion, philosophy, and medical... [continues]
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